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2013-03-18 12:36:06

Effects of pneumonia hospitalization comparable to the negative health effects of heart disease The long-term consequences of pneumonia can be more detrimental to a person's health than having a heart attack, according to joint research from the University of Michigan Health System and University of Washington School of Medicine. Older adults who are hospitalized for pneumonia have a significantly higher risk of new problems that affect their ability to care for themselves, and the...

2012-06-12 11:50:41

Hospitalization rates in New York City for patients with community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA), a potentially deadly bacterial infection that is resistant to antibiotic treatment, more than tripled between 1997 and 2006, according to a report published in the July issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Most cases of MRSA are acquired in hospitals, nursing homes, or other...

2011-11-11 14:20:55

In a breakthrough study published online today in The Lancet, researchers from Boston University, Save the Children and the WHO found that young children treated at home for severe pneumonia by Pakistan's network of "lady health workers" were more likely to get well than children referred to health facilities. The finding could save thousands of children's lives every year. Pneumonia is the leading cause of death of young children around the world, killing some 1.4 million children under...

2011-04-18 12:22:53

    * Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are infections that patients acquire during their hospitalization and that were not present at the time of admission to the hospital.    * A new study has found that people with alcohol use disorders who develop HAIs have longer hospital stays, thousands of dollars of higher hospital costs, and much greater odds of dying. Hospital patients with alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are at an increased risk of developing...

2010-12-02 14:36:30

A study published in the January 2011 issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology finds that a high percentage of nursing home residents carry Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and suggests that some nursing homes could be doing more to prevent the spread of the bacteria, which can lead to hard-to-treat infections. The study, which looked at 10 nursing homes in Orange County, California, found that 31 percent of the residents who were tested were carrying MRSA...

2010-10-21 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Results of a new international phase 4 study of patients with nosocomial pneumonia due to proven methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) demonstrated that the antibiotic Zyvox® (linezolid) achieved a statistically significantly higher clinical success rate compared with vancomycin for the primary endpoint. The ZEPHyR (Linezolid in the treatment of subjects with nosocomial pneumonia proven to be due to...

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2010-02-23 13:40:00

A new study has shown that nearly 50,000 U.S. medical patients die every year of blood poisoning or pneumonia picked up in hospitals, AFP reported. The study, led by researchers from the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy at Washington-based Resources for the Future, showed that hospital-acquired sepsis and pneumonia in 2006 claimed 48,000 lives, led to 2.3 million extra patient-days in hospital and cost 8.1 billion dollars. The study, published in the Archives of Internal...

2009-10-30 11:30:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients who acquire skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) in a hospital or other healthcare setting may be more likely to receive inappropriate antibiotic therapy at the beginning of their treatment. As a result, they also may have significantly longer hospital stays to control the infection. Preliminary results from a new study by the Henry Ford Health System evaluated records from patients who acquired SSTIs in hospital and healthcare settings and...

2009-09-22 09:20:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Nosocomial Infections: Market Impact on Diagnostics and Therapeutics: (MRSA, HAP, C. diff and other Hospital Acquired Infections) http://www.reportlinker.com/p099448/Nosocomial-Infections-Market-Impact-on-Diagnostics-and-Therapeutics-(MRSA-HAP-C-diff-and-other-Hospital-Acquired-Infections).html A nosocomial, or hospital-acquired, infection is a new infection that...

2009-01-29 08:00:00

-New study shows infectious bacteria growing in 98 percent of hospital bath basins CARY, Ill., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients across the country may be opening themselves up to infection as a result of bathing practices applied in hospitals. According to a study published in the January 2009American Journal of Critical Care, bath basins are a significant source for the transmission of hospital-acquired infections (HAI), especially to patients that are immune-compromised and those at...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
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